BASF has appointed Derek Fairclough senior vice president, dispersions and pigments, in North America. He is based in Charlotte, NC. Fairclough joined BASF in 2009 as part of the Ciba Corporation acquisition. He was named senior vice president, paper chemicals, in North America in June 2009. In that position, Fairclough was responsible for leading the Paper Chemicals business, which was established at the time of the acquisition. Prior to joining BASF, he was a member of the Global Leadership Board of Ciba Inc. and served as global head of Ciba’s Paper Chemicals Business from 2006-2009. He joined Ciba in 1987 and has worked in a number of manufacturing and technical operations leadership roles.